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Dream of a Rarebit fiend

Presents a man who eats rarebit and then has nightmares in which inanimate objects come to life and his bed flies off with him.

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  • "Presents a man who eats rarebit and then has nightmares in which inanimate objects come to life and his bed flies off with him."@en
  • "One of the earliest uses of special effects and trick photography showing a flying bed, and devils pounding in the head of a man after an indulgent night out."@en
  • "A man eats rarebit and then has nightmares in which inanimate objects come to life and his bed flies off with him. First film to use special effects."@en
  • ""Based on Winsor McCay's comic strip Dream of a rarebit fiend, then appearing in the New York telegram, but also Gaston Velle's Reve a la lune (Pathé, 1905). An array of rapidly changing camera tricks disorient the spectator in ways analogous to dream. The Edison Company sold 192 copies of the film in the year after its release"--Videocassette notes by Charles Musser with the BFI staff."@en
  • ""Based on Winsor McCay's comic strip Dream of a rarebit fiend, then appearing in the New York telegram, but also Gaston Velle's Reve a la lune (Pathé, 1905). An array of rapidly changing camera tricks disorient the spectator in ways analogous to dream. The Edison Company sold 192 copies of the film in the year after its release"--Videocassette notes by Charles Musser with the BFI staff."
  • "This early silent film short by Wallace McCutcheon and Edwin S. Porter, from the cartoon by Winsor McCay, is about the wild nightmares experienced by a man who has eaten too much rarebit before bedtime."
  • "A man who has dined too well dreams of a wild midnight journey through space. The film, from the cartoon by Winsor McCay, was produced in 9 days at a cost of $350. It is often quoted as the first American film to use double exposure and certain other photographic tricks."
  • ""I never have dreams after eating rarebit," says the husband, but the wife does, of her flying house looking for a place to live."@en

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  • "Trick films"@en
  • "Fiction films"
  • "Short films"
  • "Shorts"
  • "Shorts"@en
  • "Fantasy films"
  • "Silent films"@en
  • "Silent films"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Dream of a Rarebit fiend"@en
  • "Dream of a rarebit fiend"@en
  • "Dream of a rarebit fiend"
  • "The Dream of a rarebit fiend"
  • "The dream of a rarebit fiend"
  • "Dream of a rarebit fiend (Motion picture : Flicker Alley version)"
  • "Dream of a rarebit fiend (Thomas A. Edison version)"@en
  • "Dream of a rarebit fiend (Motion picture : British Film Institute version)"